Court round-up

Scales of Justice
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The following have appeared at Doncaster Magistrate’s Court:

HYDE PARK: A 39-year-old has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service after being found guilty of beating a man up. Attiq Mohammed, of Elmfield Road, denied the beating on January 3 at Woodhouse Road in Wheatley, but magistrates found him guilty. He was ordered to pay £100 in compensation and £300 in costs.

SPROTBROUGH: A man has been given the chop from a Doncaster street after admitting kicking his way through the door of a martial arts centre. Christopher Batley, 57, of Nursery Lane, has been banned from entering Baxter Avenue in Doncaster for 12-months and told to pay £300 in compensation to the owner of the martial arts centre.

Thorne: A motorist has been jailed for eight weeks after taking a van for a spin. Cornelius Smith, 25, of Willow Avenue, pleaded guilty to taking the Ford Transit and driving it without insurance along Newfield Avenue, Moorends. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

CANTLEY: The taste of justice was not sweet for a chocolate thief. John Edward Wilsher, 24, of Anfield Road, admitted taking sweets from the Co-op in Goodison Boulevard and was fined £65, ordered to pay back the £4.33, and to cough up costs of £50 and a £15 victim surcharge fee.

HEXTHORPE: An arsonist discovered there was no smoke without fire after being handed 100 hours of community service. Shane Marcus Pickering, 19, of Urban Road admitted setting a wheelie bin on fire at a cost of £28.20 to Doncaster Council on January 30 this year. He was ordered to pay the cost of the bin back to the council, and a fine of £200 to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. As part of his sentence Pickering was banned from South Street in Hyde Park until March 2013.

HYDE PARK: A 37-year-old was spared time in jail after admitting stealing a large amount of meat from Marks and Spencer. Dean Ronald Bucknell, 37, of Wainwright Road, pleaded guilty to taking £52.19 worth of meat from the store in Baxter Gate on March 10. He was ordered to pay £85 in costs and complete 90 hours of unpaid work over the next 12 months.